My Certified Coaches
Salmon Bay Paddle is the leading provider of personalized one on one and small group stand up paddle board (SUP), kayak and surf ski lessons in the Pacific Northwest. Meet my certified coaches!
Harry has been paddling since the summer of 2015 on flat-water, rivers, tidal waterways, and industrial waterways. He brought an inflatable SUP to Europe and toured the Danube and Spree rivers in Germany, and the Moldau in Czech Republic. He volunteers for the Washington Water Trails Association and is the Treasurer for the Ballard Elks Paddling Club. Harry has completed the Seventy48 (70 mile race Tacoma to PT) twice.
Scott is comfortable on both kayak and SUP and has L3 IDW and ICE kayak certifications with ACA. A recent transplant from San Diego, Scott loves to teach navigation, kayak rolling, sea kayak surfing and exploring Puget Sound. He also teaches skiing, snow snowshoeing and mountain biking with a local outfitter. Scott is also on the Dagger Kayaks pro team.
An adventure seeker, Robert has paddled much of the Puget Sound, kayaking and camping year-round, navigating tidal currents, wind, rough water, and large, open-water crossings. He is an ACA certified instructor, member of Washington Kayak Club, and instructor with the North Sound Sea Kayaking Association. He is a member of Qajaq USA. When not on the water, he’s looking out to it, writing from his home off Poverty Bay in Des Moines, WA.
Originally a Japanese teacher at Ballard High, Joe made a life change to becoming a personal trainer and now works for Seattle Athletic Club and takes personal clients at his business, Move Strong with Joe. One of Rob’s first students, we saw how SUP transformed Joe’s life helping him get into shape doing something he loves. When not keeping us in shape, Joe can be seen surfing boat wakes on Salmon Bay.
Alex started paddling when SUP started in the PNW. He has shaped several SUPs and is a regular at many of the local races. In 2018, he completed the Seventy48 race under 30 hours. He also loves to downwind, paddle Deception Pass and surf. He works for Pirosky’s as a bakery manager. On his free time, he likes to paddle to Golden Gardens for ice cream!
Jameson has competed internationally as a surf kayaker, is an ACA certified sea kayaker instructor and owner of Paddler’s Supply. She has previously taught for the Kayak Academy and is a co-organizer for the Hobuck Hoedown surf competition and teaches for Surf Sirens, a women’s kayaking group. Jameson is based in Anacortes, WA.
Hamp began kayaking and surfing canoes in the early 80’s and has been surf, sea and whitewater kayaking since in WA and Hawaii. He is an ACA certified Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor (Surf Boat Specific), Level 4 Surf Kayak Instructor Trainer (IT) and Level 4 Sea Kayak Instructor. Hamp is Surf Chair for the Washington Kayak Club and teaches for the Mountaineers Club. Hamp is an aviator with years of teaching new pilots to fly complex high performance airplanes and works for a major cargo carrier as a MD-11 (Wide-body) First Officer. Hamp is based in Port Townsend, WA.